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POV Season 6 Episodes

11 Episodes 1993 - 1993

Episode 1

Silverlake Life: The View From Here

Tue, Jun 15, 1993 60 mins

A gay couple's battle with AIDS, as recorded by the subjects, Tom Joslin and Mark Massi. Directed by Joslin and Peter Friedman, a former film student of Joslin's, who edited over 35 hours of videotape (later transferred to film).

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Episode 2

Who's Going to Pay for These Donuts Anyway?

Tue, Jun 22, 1993 60 mins

Documenting filmmaker Janice Tanaka's reunion with her father, a Japanese-American World War II internee, whom she hadn't seen since she was 3 years old. Included: recollections of her father's early life.

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Episode 3

When Your Head's Not a Head, It's a Nut

Tue, Jun 29, 1993 60 mins

Documenting artist Corey Stein's preparations to undergo surgery to prevent seizures from epilepsy. Included: her comments, along with those of her parents and doctors.

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Episode 4

Compassion in Exile

Tue, Jul 6, 1993 60 mins

Profiling the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, focusing on his fight against the Chinese occupation of his homeland. Included: the Dalai Lama's rise to power and his life as an exile in northern India.

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Episode 5

For Better or for Worse

Tue, Jul 13, 1993 60 mins

Profiling couples who have been together more than 50 years. Among them is a pair of retired musicians, a homosexual couple, and a husband and wife who once had an open marriage.

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Episode 6

Cousin Bobby

Tue, Jul 20, 1993 60 mins

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Episode 7

The Money Man

Tue, Aug 3, 1993 60 mins

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Episode 8

Building Bombs: The Legacy

Tue, Aug 10, 1993 60 mins

"Building Bombs: The Legacy," considers the danger of radioactive waste left over from a bomb manufacturing complex in Aiken, S.C. Also: "Over the Hedge," a short about topiaries.

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Episode 9

Miami-Havana

Tue, Aug 17, 1993 60 mins

"Miami-Havana" studies the experiences of families during decades of conflict between the U.S. and Cuba. Observed: airport reunions in both cities; scenes of people attempting to flee Cuba.

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Episode 10

The Women Next Door and Tell Me Something I Can't Forget

Tue, Aug 24, 1993 90 mins

Films about women in crisis include everyday life in the Middle East; and a writers' workshop for low-income workers in Massachusetts that helps participants learn self-expression through autobiographical writings.

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Episode 11

Sa I Gu

Fri, Sep 10, 1993 60 mins

In "SA-I-GU," which translates as "April 29," Korean-American women discuss the impact of the 1992 Los Angeles riots on their community. Included: a woman whose son was killed after being mistaken for a looter.

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